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Re: [SLE] what advantages using a nameserver
It's a centrally-administered way of doing it for your intranet.

Their machines should look to your server for name service, object and name
caching (squid), and probably DHCP. If yours is DNS child to your ISP's NS,
students would also get internet DNS from you.

As your clients accumulate, you will be grateful for central services.

On Friday, 26 April 2002 20:23, you wrote:
> The SuSE documentation says that 'it makes absolute sense to use a
> nameserver if you have squid running' OWTTE, so I went through the chore of
> writing a nameserver according to the bind documentation.and the helios
> earth example in the SuSE manual a few weeks ago for our small school 22
> computer lan with samba and a mix of w98 and 7.3 boxes. Before that we just
> put the client names in /etc/hosts. I can see no advantage in having spent
> so much time in doing so. What are the advantages?
> Thanks, Steve.

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